Sacramento Clean Cities News
Tech & Spec Webinar Schedule
Sacramento Clean Cities “Tech & Spec” Webinar Series 11am - 12 noon
What fleet managers, lead technicians and specification writers need to know
1/20/21 Electric Vehicle First Responder Training (1:30pm - 2:30pm)
  • This free one-hour on-line orientation will include:
  • Introduction to hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Vehicle systems & charging infrastructure
  • Initial response procedures
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identification, immobilization, vehicle disabling
  • Unanticipated movement, electric shock hazards
  • Extrication, vehicle and battery fires, submersion
  • High voltage battery damage, battery re-ignition
  • Incidents at charging stations & refueling stations 
  • First Responder space is limited. To register, email your full name, title, organization & address to
1/21/21 Battery Electric Refuse Trucks - Availability, Incentives, Regulations & Charging
  • Presentations from Mack, Peterbilt, Lion, BYD & Nikola plus Incentives, Regulations and Charging
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New California Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Rocklin Mayor Jill Gayaldo Nationally Recognized in School Transportation Logistics
Ms. Jill Gayaldo, the newly elected Mayor of the City of Rocklin, is a nationally recognized leader in the school transportation logistics and technology world. Her innovative leadership led to the introduction of Renewable Diesel, Low-emission Propane and Battery-electric school buses at the Elk Grove School District. Ms. Gayaldo also serves on one of the most influential Sacramento Region transportation planning and funding agencies, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).
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SMUD Partners with Plug In America
SMUD has partnered with Plug In America to offer an enhanced EV Support Program where you can receive one-on-one, personalized assistance with all of your questions related to buying (including all incentives available), owning, operating and charging electric vehicles.
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Bay Area AQMD Managing Grant
The Bay Area AQMD is managing a $34M statewide grant program for replacing conventionally fueled vehicles and equipment with zero-emission units. The grant program will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying projects including:
  • Forklifts (with >8,000 lbs. lift capacity) at any location;
  • Airport ground support equipment; 
  • Port cargo handling equipment;
  • Repowering ferries, tugboats, and towboats; 
  • Shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.
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DOE Funding Technology Advancing Efforts
The DOE has announced $60M in grants to fund five technology-advancing efforts: Battery Efficiencies, Combustion Efficiencies, Lightweighting, New Mobility Systems and Transportation Analysis. 
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CARB Developing Smog Check Regulations
CARB is developing new in-use “smog check” regulations for all heavy-duty diesel, natural gas or diesel vehicles including trucks, buses and motorhomes. CARB plans to use remote sensing devices with license plate readers to identify and fine high-emitting vehicles. Out of state vehicles will not be exempt. 
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Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust
Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust will open a $5M solicitation for statewide EVSE grants in February. Pre-solicitation workshops will be held on 1/11/21 and 1/21/21. 
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Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
Nikola Terminates Refuse Truck Plan
Nikola has announced that they have terminated their plans with Republic to develop an integrated battery-electric refuse truck because of the length of time it would take to complete. Nikola has also announced several new members of their executive management team.
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Clean Energy Fuels and BP to Make More Carbon Negative Fuel
Clean Energy Fuels and BP have announced plans to invest $50M to expand renewable natural gas (RNG) production using biodigesters at dairies and other agricultural sources. The California Air Resources Board has assigned a Carbon Intensity (CI) of NEGATIVE 250 to RNG. 
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Alternative Fuel Insight
Ford Mustang Mach-E Makes Finals For Best Car to Buy 2021
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E has seriously impressed the editors at Green Car Reports, making this a finalist in their “Best Car To Buy 2021” award with a well-designed control layout, excellent drive management and a wealth of battery pack and motor options.  Another significant benefit is a network of over 2,000 dealers nationwide. 
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Startup Aims to Create Carfax-Like Service for EVs
Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup company has raised $3.5M to create a Carfax-like service to give EV buyers a battery health report with battery condition and expected remaining service life. 
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Apple Autonomous Electric Car
Apple is apparently making significant progress on their electric car, “Project Titan,” targeting 2024 for a commercial product. Apple is expected to use their own breakthrough battery technology. The car is expected to have a wealth of autonomous high tech equipment. 
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SoCal Gas to Test Hydrogen Transportation Technology
SoCal Gas is testing a technology, developed by a Dutch company - HyET Hydrogen, that will allow hydrogen to be transported in existing natural gas pipelines, then compressed and dispensed at hydrogen stations. 
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Waste Management Uses Renewable Methane to Make RLNG
Waste Management, a national refuse collection and recycling company, uses the renewable methane produced at their Altamont Pass landfill to make Renewable Liquified Natural Gas RLNG which they use to power over 300 of their refuse trucks. 
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The Afterlife of Electric Vehicle Batteries
Lithium batteries have made EVs commercially viable, and reuse in non-vehicle power applications can extend their useful life, but at their end-of-useful-life, recycling them is complicated, and very expensive to do without causing major environmental damage, a cost not currently factored into the cost of EVs or the projected cost of power storage. 
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Refineries Report
California Refineries: For the week ending 12/18/20, refineries in California produced 5,934 barrels of gasoline and 2,049 barrels of diesel. Gasoline production was down by 5.2% and diesel production was down by 6.7% from last week’s production numbers. The current LCFS Credit for 1 MT of CO2 remains at $198.66. 
Read More Here for gasoline and diesel production.
Read More Here for LCFS credit.
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